Year 10 geographers visited Newcastle and Seaham last week to collect data for their geographical enquiries. In Newcastle, they were lucky enough to be shown around the Helix by Professor Tom Bramald from Newcastle University. Tom spoke to students about Newcastle’s post-industrial economy and how the Newcastle Helix has changed over the last few years, becoming an international centre for business and research. Students then spent time in different locations around the city collecting data to evaluate the impact of regeneration on the area. After this, students headed to Seaham Beach for their physical geography enquiry. Here, they took measurements to see how the process of longshore drift has affected the characteristics of the beach. Students will now spend some time back in the geography classrooms analysing their data, ready for their exams in Y11 next year!